ADSactly Game Review - Far Cry 4

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Far Cry 4

Welcome back fellow Steemians, it's that time of the week again, weekend but also time for your weekly game review fix.

I decided for this week's review to take you on a little trip back in time, not too far back, only about four years, then again in the gaming world four years is more like fourteen years. Welcome to the world of Far Cry, and for those of you who know it all too well, welcome back. This particular series has always meant something kind of special to me, and it started from the first Far Cry back in 2004. The first time I played this was in 2007 on PC and it was with my younger brother, we put the game on hard and basically tag team played the game, when he gets killed it would be my turn and then his when I die. We could do the same with Far Cry 2 as we where living pretty far away from each other at the time, but by then time Far Cry 3 came along we both had a PlayStation 3 so we would Skype call each other and basically play the entire game together while just being on a call.

When this game came out it was as the say a game changer, especially for us, we could actually play the game together in co-op mode, sitting on the opposite ends of South Africa. We have basically done this with each of the Far Cry games, and it's a rather awesome way of spending time with my brother, who I only get to see about once a year.

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Our story begins with Ajay Ghale, who returns to his home country of Kyrat after the death of his mother.

Her final wish before she died was that her ashes be returned home to Lakshmana, as her final resting place. While traveling by bus in Kyrat, they are attacked by the Royal Army and he is taken prisoner by Pagan Min, the country's self appointed and violent king, who claims to have been romantically involved with Ajay's mother. Held captive in Pagan's mansion, he finds a way to escape with the help of Sabal, a commander in the Golden Path, which is a rebel movement Ajay's father started many years ago. He is then informed that there is no way for him to get out of Kyrat, as the only airport has been taken over by the Royal Army and all the boarder routes have been highly fortified and sealed.

In the twenty plus years since his mother and father had fled Kyrat, the rebellion has basically ceased to exist, with the Golden Path now only fighting to just to stay alive. As the son of Mohan Ghale who started the rebellion, Ajay becomes a symbol for the Golden Path to rally around and rise up to fight the tyranny of King Pagan. His first mission to breath some life back into them is to free a group of Golden Path hostages and liberate one of the territories held by Pagan. The Golden Path then plan on breaking Pagan's stranglehold on power by targeting his three regional governors using gorilla style tactics.

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There is always an absolutely breath taking environment when it comes to the Far Cry games, it's as if everything is just brighter and more beautiful than in other games.

This game is no exception, the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat is a place of myth and secrets, and it's one of the best-realized locations compared to most games that came before this, I mean this is four years old. Kyrat is a massive open world, a visually diverse place that really feels lived in, very old and there is a deep history of events that has taken place in this world. I really enjoyed exploring every inch of Kyrat looking for treasure and finding lost letters that adds an even deeper back story to what has happened here over the long years.

There are a lot of similarities as in Far Cry 3, like the enemy occupied outposts and strongholds, where you can either come crashing in guns blazing like Rambo but risk the enemy calling in reinforcements. I personally much rather prefer taking a more stealthy route, the whole ghost with a gun, picking off enemies from a crazy distance away, then sneaking up in the long grass to silently take out enemies up close. I would say my most favorite weapon is the bow, especially when you fully upgrade it, silent and very lethal, but can be troublesome when taking on large wild life. There are huge number of animals in this game, and yes just like in the previous game you're gonna have to hunt most of them if you want to get the best out of your gear, especially when it comes to upgrading your carry space.

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"Ajay, I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of having a new suit made up for you. If you are to lead Kyrat when this is all over, you're going to need a sharper look than denims and fucking sneakers, my boy. And that jacket. Oh, don't get me started. Why on Earth do you need so many zippered pockets? What do you keep in them all? Handfuls of meat? Huh, I suppose you do. I'll make a note for my tailor: "Ajay's jacket, zippered meat pockets." Perfect. Well, don't let me slow you down." - Pagan Min

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There is just so much to do in this game and at the same time it borrows heavily from Far Cry 3, but with massive improvements.

The player progression is very much as it was before but with new features like Karma Events which unlocks gear, discounts, and more XP. You need the XP as it allows you to unlock new skills, like aerial takedowns, damage resistance, and riding elephants, which is both pretty hilarious and actually useful when you've had enough of sniping from the bushes. It's rather awesome riding an angry elephant smashing everything to bits. I also very much enjoyed climbing the enemy-occupied towers which gives you a broader perspective of the world, highlighting notable places and unlocking new objectives in each region.

When it comes to the actual story it's okay, but was no where near Far Cry 3 and the amazing villain that game had, unfortunately King Pagan is far less memorable than pirate lord Vaas Montenegro. The game has a wealth of diversity with lots to do and tons of great side-quests that don't feel overly repetitive. The co-op multiplayer was really epic stand out and now lets you wonder around the entire map, taking down enemies with a good friend or even your brother.

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Far Cry 4 is an action-adventure first-person shooter game developed by the good folks at Ubisoft Montreal and I have mentioned them a few times.

They are a pretty huge company and have made a lot of the top games like, For Honor, most of the Assassin's Creed series games, as well as Watch Dogs 1 and 2, so needless to say they really know what they are doing when it comes to making games. Published by Ubisoft for pretty much all the platforms, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. This is the successor to the 2012 game Far Cry 3, and the fourth main installment in the Far Cry series. The game was released on November 18, 2014, so for you bargain hunters out there who haven't played this, you'll be avle to pick this up for next to nothing.

Far Cry 4 gets a solid rating of 8/10

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In case you missed it, here is the previous game review

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Far Cry 4 is Far Cry 3 in just a little less good (interest story, situations, missions ...). Everything is fun but nothing is exciting, with a small impression of permanent repetition. The scenario offers interesting choices, but we are sometimes forced to choose between some radical proposals of which none suits us, which is a little frustrating. we found ourselves embarked as an actor to make default screenplay choices. However, I really liked the character of Pagan Minh - the Great Wicked, much more present than Vaas in the previous episode. Finally, big plus of the game, he offers opportunities for infiltration quite accomplished. I took great pleasure in attacking the enemy camps furtively.


I know far cry 3 enemy was really carismatic but still in far cry 4 it's better in general lines and also pagan is a charismatic, btw adsactly realy nice review, I hope some day I can do a extensive reviews like yours ;)


I don't know about Pagan, that character felt a little over acted to me. I do agree nothing hugely different from the Far Cray 4.

I've never played these games, late bloomer? and I just finished the Uncharted collection 1-3 and refuse to purchase 4 due to how boring I felt they were. I couldn't stand how "hand-holdy" the game play was. I understand that it's not supposed to be open world, but the game play was just far too predictable for me. Oh, hop on this ledge, drop down, climb here, strafe there etc.. Not to mention how utterly frustrating the AI on both sides was, IMO. Also totally inaccurate when it came to gun fire. You could nail someone dead on in the head and they might not flinch. Never again. So my question is... Is Far Cry pretty much the same crap, different characters/story lines?


The Uncharted has nothing to do with the Far Cry. The Far Cry is free mode, in first person.

I have never played the Uncharted, but the Tomb Raider are good games and are also adventurous.

If you have never played the Ghost Recon Wildlands, I recommend it. I've had it recently and it's one of the best games I've played. The game with the campaign and secondary missions is long. You can create your character and that of your three companions. And play the campaign in offline mode or with your friends.


No Far Cry is total open world complete different story. Yes Uncharted is very "hand-holdy" as it gives you the feeling of open world but it is very much a linear game. Far Cry is like Doom but on an island.

Recently I decided to segue to PC gaming for new/newer games. This is one of the first games I've purchased and I am not disappointed. I plan on getting another monitor but I don't feel the need to hurry. Running at 60 hz on my 4K monitor doesn't suck at all. I can only imagine how much better it will be with faster response time and better refresh rates. I'll keep an eye out for a larger screen around the holidays but for now 24" is great.

I liked the game very much in comparison with other Ubisoft releases of that year and I even though I didn't play the previous installments I still found this a pretty enjoyable title as a stand-alone play.

The graphic design was amazing. A beautiful vast open world with so many mysteries and Pagan Min is also a fantastic antagonist.

Praise Far Cry 4 can be a long time, but the fourth part has obvious disadvantages, which you can not just close your eyes. Ubisoft said a lot about the fact that the plot in the fourth part should be logical, connected with what you are doing in the open world. What happened in the end? As a result, you go through several parallel storylines, the connection of which with each other is not at all obvious. Key characters are stereotyped and almost not remembered, except for Pagan Meen himself, the rebel leaders and a couple of addicts. Minor villains, who seem to be terrorizing the country for the company with Mine, appear for about five minutes to immediately disappear from the plot. And the dictator himself, who was the star of the trailers, flashes only at the very beginning of the game, and then disappears to the end. Seriously: it's almost non-existent here. A pity, because the character is interesting in itself.
The plot line in Far Cry 4 looks completely incoherent. There are a couple of interesting moments in it, where you have to make a choice between bad and bad, but this is too little. Kirat lives here on his own, and you go for a drive around it, blowing everything around - in general, having fun. It seems that the story line in the game is something like a small bonus. This, in truth, is strange. I expected more.
Ubisoft worked according to its old scheme: it took what already was in the previous game, increased it all by the order and polished those moments that the audience most complained about. True, the plot on the road somewhere was lost. On the other hand, we got a big, beautiful, busy world, in which one wants to spend time, doing all sorts of spectacular nonsense.

@morkrock and @adsactly, I've saw the gameplay of Farcry 5 ans it was awesome and in my opinion it was and still it's an Trend for sure.

But first time i an watching the Farcry 4 and this is also reflecting amazing stuff, and in my opinion some games literally push us into an different game world.

And good to hear that you've played this game with your brother back in 2007 and i hope that you hold some awesome memories and in my opinion gaming aspect holds many memories.

So, always enjoy your gaming experience and keep doing your great work. And games are just not about the individual aspects but gaming holds some different essence which gives the joy everyone.

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂


I actually just got Far Cry 5 and wanted to review that, but I'm still very much in the early stages of the game so I thought I would leave it for until I have progressed much further. So keep an eye out for it in the next week or two. Thanks for the comment bro.


Welcome brother, and yes i will wait for the review of Farcry 5. Stay blessed. 🙂

Best game I really enjoyed

Ahh the memories. I completed this game for Xbox One and just finished completing Far Cry 3 again, the disc for Far Cry 4 is broken so I'm going to get it fixed I'm just see this to remember. It was the first game I got for Xbox One lol and even though it wasn't that long ago it's somehow really special to me just like Far Cry 3.

Thanks for review this game sir...

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I appreciated the @game very a great deal in comparison with other Ubisoft releases of that yr and that i despite the fact that I didn't play the previous installments I nevertheless located this a pretty fun name as a stand-by myself play. The @picture layout turned into tremendous. A beautiful extensive open international with such a lot of mysteries and Pagan Min is also a exceptional antagonist.


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Best reviews sir
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It was a solid game but I just couldn’t love it as much after the masterpiece that Far Cry 3 was!

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Far cry 4 is a great game among all open world games. On this particular the game you can do you whatever you can do you like. This is really impressive with the mission. When you have not played the mission then you can easily explore entire map and hunting the animals you want. And also this games story line are really amezing.

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Thanks guys, much appreciated!!

Good game, I've been playing this saga since the Far Cry 2.
I still need to play Far Cry Primal and Far Cry 5.